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It's a Comet, Jim, but.....

Started by kitbasher, November 16, 2018, 02:02:51 PM

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kitbasher

Very generous comments, thanks guys (and a Whiffy nomination too - cheers TomZ).
This was a frustrating build.  I had the idea in my head and I'm pleased to say it looks how I thought it would look. But it was a struggle.
Put aside the shortcomings of the kit, I knew what I was letting myself in for.
The Whirlybits detail set was a disappointment but I'll admit I probably didn't approach it with the right level of patience. Can't put my finger on it but none of the parts fitted the way I expected.  The canopy in particular was a letdown.
Then the markings - home made but the blue background didn't quite match and limitations of my inkjet printer so I ended up painting around each letter.  More frustration!

Anyway, 4th whiffed Airfix Comet.  I should say that's enough but I have a build idea eating away at me.
This all started a few weeks ago when I took the missus to her book club meeting and was shown her host's hubby's Batcave.  Basically a room devoted to his Batman stuff, mainly (but not only) model Batmobiles through the ages and from around the world.  We started talking about 'what if Batman was British' - Batmobile basis (Mk 1 Cortina), Batplane basis, etc.
First Batplane was seen in 1939, so what would a British Batman fly?
I reckon something based on a Comet (it has a seat for Robin).  Minimal change (just Batify the trailing edges)? Or something a bit radical? 

Tempted.  If I see a cheap Airfix Comet. 

Maybe.
What If? & Secret Project SIG member.
On the go: Beaumaris/Battle/Bronco/Barracuda/Corsair/Flatning/Hellcat IV/Hunter PR11/Hurricane IIb/Ice Cream Tank/JP T4/Jumo MiG-15/P1103 (early)/P1154-ish/PC-12/Phantom FG1/Sea Hawk T7/Spitfire XII/Twin Otter/Val/FrankenCOIN/Frankenfighter

zenrat

Fred

- Can't be bothered to do the proper research and get it right.

Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

zenrat industries:  We're everywhere...for your convenience..

PR19_Kit

Quote from: kitbasher on August 26, 2019, 04:21:28 AM

We started talking about 'what if Batman was British' - Batmobile basis (Mk 1 Cortina),


My mind is ALREADY boggling!  :o
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit

Rheged

Quote from: PR19_Kit on August 26, 2019, 04:48:36 AM
Quote from: kitbasher on August 26, 2019, 04:21:28 AM

We started talking about 'what if Batman was British' - Batmobile basis (Mk 1 Cortina),


My mind is ALREADY boggling!  :o
As is mine too!       

   Surely Batman would use a custom  Landrover, as Judge Dredd did in the films  https://www.landrovercentre.com/product/npk63p/
or
https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=Vehicles+1995+Judge+Dredd&FORM=RESTAB

Surprisingly, they are ROAD LEGAL vehicles.
"If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you....."
It  means that you read  the instruction sheet

PR19_Kit

Quote from: Rheged on August 26, 2019, 09:13:07 AM

Surprisingly, they are ROAD LEGAL vehicles.


ARE road legal.

They still exist and one of them is in the Gaydon Museum, I saw it there a few months ago.
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit